Jordan Jefferson is a Reference Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. Her responsibilities include providing reference services to students, faculty, and members of the Yale community, managing website content, participating in design and creation of new web and digital initiatives, and teaching. Prior to joining the Yale Law Library she was the Student Services Librarian at Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jordan earned her MLIS for the University of Washington, her J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law, and her B.S. in Communications from the University of Evansville.
Jordan is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries. She is the Chair of the Professional Engagement, Growth, and Advancement SIS within AALL. At Yale, she is chair of the law library’s Exhibits and Signs committee and a member of the Yale University Library Work/Life and Research, Instruction, and Outreach committees. A list of Jordan’s publications and presentations can be found below.
Jordan’s professional interests include emerging and educational technologies, assessment and usability, web development, reference services, and instruction. When not being a law librarian she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, and geeking out over all things Joss Whedon (especially Firefly) and Doctor Who.
Jordan A. Jefferson, We’re Going to Make You Popular: Popular Collections in the Modern Academic Library, 32 Legal Reference Services Q. 78 (2013).
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Conference, 2014-Co-presenter
- Connecting the Dots: Improving user experience through continuous feedback and action
American Association of Law Libraries Webinar (May 2014) -Co-presenter
- What’s in Your Toolbox?: Tools to organize your research, scholarship, or professional writing
Connecticut Library Association, Annual Conference 2014 (April 2014)- Presenter
- Hacking the Litchfield Law School
Yale ITS Unconference Fall 2013, Users First!- Moderator
- Using Google Analytics to Inform Decision Making.
Law Librarians of New England, Fall 2013 Meeting-Speaker
- Innovation and inspiration for new technologies- Analytics and Usability in Web Design
American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Poster Session
- Assessing for the Future: Using LSSSE Consortium Questions for Comparative Evaluation
- Prize Buckets, Pop Culture Shots, and Other Ways to Remind Students Legal Research Is All Business Upfront and All Party Down the Back!
American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Cool Tools Café
American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Preconference Workshop-
- Advocate Your Value: Practical Marketing for Busy Librarians- Publisher
Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Co-presenter
- I shot the Serif: Creating Effective and Attractive Marketing Materials for Your Law Library
Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2013 Annual Meeting- Moderator
- Zen and the Art of Self-Assessment: The Law Library’s Role in Creating and Conducting Assessment
American Association of Law Libraries, 2012 Annual Meeting- Poster Session
- Blueprint to the Bluebook: Creating LibGuides for Modular Learning in Legal Education.
American Association of Law Libraries, 2012 Annual Meeting- Cool Tools Café
- Collaboration Station: What’s Your Destination?- Teambox Collaboration App.
- Doceri: An Interactive White Board for Your iPad.
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Conference, 2012-Co-presenter
- From DIY to Semi-Homemade: Should You Integrate Third Party Applications Into Your Services?
Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries, 2012 Annual Meeting- Co-presenter
- Looking Up: Library Leadership and Management for the Perspective of New Librarians.
American Association of Law Libraries, 2011 Annual Meeting- Poster Session
- Restoring Law and Order: Inventory Control in a Public Academic Law Library.
Washington College of Law 6th Annual IP/Gender Symposium: Female Fan Culture and Intellectual Property, 2009
- We Will Not Be Ignored: Integrating Fan-Created Works into the Traditional Copyright Classroom.